The Cessna 206 is working out great. It was provided at no cost to us and will be used to further the work in remote Alaska. We have been able to help VFCM with some translator repairs. I have made a couple of trips to KHBC and there are several more flights planned in the coming weeks. The Maule is still a vital tool in our toolbox but just like any other tool it was designed for a specific task, it could preform multiple roles but it is best at what it was designed for. The Maule is still the best tool for our off-airport flights into the bush and the 206 is better at long distance airstrip to airstrip flying with a big load.
We are going to be adding on the the cabin this summer. We plan to start in a couple of weeks with a 14×16 two story addition that will have a dinning room and more bedroom space for the girls. Keep checking for pictures on our progress.
This week on the Bluegrass Hour a listener had requested, You Can’t Take It With You When You Go. This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately.
It is getting harder and harder to save money with cost going up and the pitiful return of savings accounts and other investments. What is the balance between being a miser so you can’t live in the present and spending it all like a wild man and having nothing for a rainy day? Obviously those are two big extreme ends of the problem. The Bible tells us in Matthew 6 that where our treasure is there our heart will be also, and that you can’t serve both God and money. I don’t want to miss out on making memories with the kids but I don’t want to be completely destitute when an unforeseen calamity strikes. Where is the balance when there is very little margin in the budget? These are the things I’ve been thinking about lately…